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Poster: jessandra Date: Dec 2, 2009 1:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I can't part with my cassettes!

You've all convinced me to keep these. I still have tape decks and they are so very special to me.

The idea with the shelves is good and I actually have a little room left on a wall in our music room. Hubby has his (silly) collections also so he won't give me too much trouble :-) !

Our next project is to digitalize all our LPS. Certainly not getting rid of those! The kids overheard us when we were talking about getting a new record player with USB and ask us what a 'record' was. They do know what cassettes are but I had to laugh when I realized we have hundreds of LPS and they have never seen them.

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Poster: DianaW Date: Dec 2, 2009 2:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I can't part with my cassettes!

I wouldn't assume your kids - or future generations - will never have any interest in them, either. Absolutely keep them.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Dec 2, 2009 2:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I can't part with my cassettes!

My 16 year old daughter asked me what all the giant CD thingies in the garage were, I had to give her a brief lesson on LPs and Vinyl.

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Dec 2, 2009 3:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I can't part with my cassettes!

Yeah, I had to give that lesson to my kids too! only difference was, they saw the turntable and asked what the heck is that thing???

Oh..you used to use those back in the olden days?? AARRHH!!

Still have alot of my cassettes, although I never listen to them any more. Still have most of my albums too!! Really miss those. Cover art really went downhill when cds came around. Rarely listen to the albums much anymore,but I'm keeping them for the covers if nothing else!!

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Dec 2, 2009 3:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I can't part with my cassettes!

very hard to separate seeds and stems on a cd cover (i know, i shouldn't have that problem anymore...)

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Poster: DianaW Date: Dec 2, 2009 2:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I can't part with my cassettes!

Well, my 16 year old insists those ancient things are actually very hip now.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Dec 2, 2009 3:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I can't part with my cassettes!

I was actually thinking of buying one of those cheap 'suitcase' style recordplayers so I could play some of the old scratchy albums for the kids.

http://maisonconnoisseur.com/portable_record_players.html

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 2, 2009 2:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I can't part with my cassettes!

Well, depends on what you want to do with them...use them lovingly til they die, that's the way to go.

But, if any show is worth keeping, and I had a few that are NOT available, then by all means get them in the hands of the New Age techno Spartans running about the household, and get them converted to digital for historical purposes...then use them as you see fit.

It is getting harder and harder to find cars with tape decks, and not to mention home units, so do be cautious about where you play them (ie, very old units).

They will wear out eventually; Maxell, yep--I have a bunch of unopened ones myself.